Run for the Birds:

An Annual Fundraiser for the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory

Run for the Birds, 2017: To Be Announced

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Run for the Birds is a race held once a year to benefit the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory. This year the event is being coordinated by the Sunriver Resort, and information and details on how to register for the event, as well as a timeline for the event itself, can be found on the resort's website at

This year a 5k and 10k race will be held. Participants will be divided into groups spanning five years of age, with ribbons awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers of each respective group in an award ceremony at 9:15AM, as well as best times overall in men/women and Masters men/women. The main race will be followed by a 1K children's race at 9:30AM All finishers will receive a commemorative glass and the gratitude of the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory for their contribution.

Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome, and costumes are encouraged.

Passport to Nature:

A Free Event Following Run for the Birds

Passport to Nature: To Be Announced

Travel to the sun, fly with the birds, hop with the toads, and wander among the trees during Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory's Passport to Nature. This free event is a wonderful opportunity to meet nature up close and personal. Meet our Great Horned Owl, Golden Eagle, and Rosy Boa. View the sun through the Observatory's solar telescopes. Participants will visit different interpretive stations to learn interesting science and nature facts, get hands-on with nature, with each station earning them a stamp in their Passport to Nature. Station topics will include birds of prey, toads, snakes, weather, wild cats, space, and more. Snacks and prizes are included and a completed Passport earns entry into a grand prize drawing. 

This event is free to all, no registration is required. Shuttle transport will be provided to and from the Resort and SHARC.